We all know that to lose weight and get fit, we should make our lives as active as possible. In theory this approach should work and give us some good results. Some of us do all of the above but are still not getting the right results. You might wonder why?
There are a few common mistakes that people often make which interfere with getting the best results.
Doing the same thing over and over
Don’t get caught up in doing the same routine over and over again but mix it up. This counts for what you do and when you do it, which day and what time of the day. Bodies are created to adapt quickly including to exercising. If you always do the same run, walk or gym routine, you’ll hit a plateau and you won’t get the best results over time. This is why at Team One Fitness and our Eastern suburb bootcamp sessions, we try to vary our workouts to make sure we keep shocking the system.
Maintaining and not training to get results
If you train, then TRAIN! Exercising is also a social thing and that’s how it should be, but don’t waste your time sitting around and chatting away. Get your heart rate up and break a sweat! Train with intensity, get yourself out of your comfort zone, overload your muscles and burn some calories.
Not including strength in your training
Include some strength training in your workout has more benefits than just building muscle.
It increases your metabolic rate and so the more lean muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. On top of this, some of the other benefits are: increased bone density, decreased risk of injury and the ability to perform everyday tasks better.
Justifying too much food after training
Doing a great workout doesn’t mean that you deserve and should splash out on a massive meal or ice-cream. If you come down to our morning Bondi bootcamp or Coogee bootcamp session, don’t go to a cafe and have a cappuccino and muffin and have more calories than you burned in the session.
People often justify all of the above after doing a great session. If you’re goal is losing weight or fat-burning then be cautious and smart about what you eat after training.